Robbie Rogers, LA Galaxy soccer player, on his "first time" ... with a girl, and then with a guy:
"First time with a girl was in high school. I think it was my junior year of high school. Still friends. It was actually alright, you know I'm a gay guy. I don't know how she enjoyed it or if she enjoyed it as much as me...First time with a guy was actually not until I was 25, after I came out. Super awkward. I mean, can you imagine dating and hooking up with a guy after your coming out, after 25 years? I'm sure he was like, 'What is going on?' I think I've gotten a little better at doing all that stuff so hopefully those embarrassing moments are over."
He is so adorable and all I could think was, ‘Lucky bitch’ and ‘Lucky dude.’
Tuc Watkins, openly gay actor known for his roles on Desperate Housewives and One Life To Live, on his displeasure with Cam and Mitchell on Modern Family:
"Hmm. I think “Modern Family” is clever, hilarious, even terrifically subtle at times. But, for the most part, I have a hard time laughing at the gay guys. In fact, I kinda cringe. It feels a little bit like the gay equivalent of “blackface.” It doesn’t feel “modern” at all. Sure, people come in all shapes, sizes, etc. So why are we fed such 80s stereotypes every week?"
I see it differently, though; first up, Cam is the diva-acting, show-tune-singing, openly gay football coach while Mitchell is the legal fussbudget.
Hardly stereotypes, really. And when Carlos and I watch it, we actually see ourselves in each of those two characters at different times.
Methinks Tuc had nothing better to do that day.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, to Tuc Watkins’s opinion of Cam and Mitch:
"Sorry you feel that way Tuc. I know lots of guys who are just like Cam and lots of guys who are just like Mitch. We can't be expected to represent every gay person. We can only represent these two people. Also, Mitch is basically a version of me … so I never know how to take it when people say that he is stereotypical. And in defense of Cam, I still can't figure out how a clown and a football coach who also happens to be gay is a stereotype. When all is said and done, it's a family sitcom. I feel our writers do a fantastic job of servicing 11 characters each week in just 22 minutes. I am incredibly proud to play Mitch and I have a lot of pride in our show. As a closeted kid of the 80's I would have loved to have had a show like Modern Family to watch with my parents. It would have meant a lot to me to see who I secretly was reflected on television. TV has come a long way and it continues to forge new ground. I am thrilled with the work that you did on Desperate Housewives. It opened the door for shows like ours and hopefully we can hold that door open for many more shows to follow us. At the end of the day we can't please everyone ... and we shouldn't try to. Kinda just like life, right?"
JTF said it best.
Shonda Rhimes, on the racist Sony emails between Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin, speculating about which movies President Obama might like:
"Calling Sony comments 'racially insensitive remarks' instead of 'racist'? [You] can put a cherry on a pile of sh*t but it don't make it a sundae."
Why is it that the rich and powerful are ‘racially insensitive’ while common folk are racists? Racism is racism no matter the size of your bank account or position in life.
Robbie Rogers, LA Galaxy star, on the decision by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association [FIFA] to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar—two countries with very poor records on LGBT rights:
“I would never pressure anyone into speaking about the issue but it is absolutely insane. If you look at the next few World Cups, they are in places where, if I were to go, I could possibly be imprisoned or beat up or stoned to death. It is pretty ridiculous. There is going to be number of gay fans that will go to watch the sport. Of course there is going to be another gay footballer there. So I think it is an issue that needs to be spoken about and discussed with FIFA because every player should feel safe when they go to a World Cup.”
If a player is not safe in the host country, then that country should not be the host. Plain and simple.
Sidenote: Robbie is dreamy.